PyCharm 2021.2 Help

Creating Web2Py Project

Web2Py project in intended for productive development of Web2Py applications. PyCharm takes care of creating the specific directory structure, and settings.

To create a Web2Py project, follow these steps

  1. From the main menu, choose File | New Project..., or click the New Project button in the Welcome screen. New Project dialog opens.

  2. In the New Project dialog, do the following:

    • Specify project type Web2Py.

    • Specify project location.

  3. Next, click Expand the node to expand the Python Interpreter node, and select the new environment or previously configured interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button.

    The following steps depend on your choice:

    • New environment using: if this option has been selected, choose the tool to be used to create a virtual environment. To do that, click the list and choose Virtualenv, Pipenv, or Conda.

      Next, specify the Location and Base interpreter of the new virtual environment.

      Select the Inherit global site-packages checkbox if you want that all packages installed in the global Python on your machine to be added to the virtual environment you're going to create. This checkbox corresponds to the --system-site-packages option of the virtualenv tool.

      Select the Make available to all projects checkbox if you want to reuse this environment when creating Python interpreters in PyCharm.

      When configuring the base interpreter, you need to specify the path to the Python executable. If PyCharm detects no Python on your machine, it provides two options: to download the latest Python versions from or to specify a path to the Python executable (in case of non-standard installation).

      Downloading Python when creating a new project
    • Previously configured interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click Open and choose the interpreter. See Configure a Python interpreter for details.

  4. Click More settings (More Settings), and specify the following:

    • Application name

    • If necessary, select the Use local Web2Py checkbox. With this checkbox selected, the text field next to this checkbox become enabled. Click the browse button to select Web2Py source folder from your file system.

  5. Click Create.

PyCharm creates an application and produces specific directory structure, which you can explore in the Project tool window. If there are unsatisfied requirements, PyCharm suggests to resolve or ignore them.

Last modified: 19 May 2021